Baseball Crank
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June 16, 2003
BASEBALL: The Master

I meant to link last week to this interview with Bill James over on Slate. Among other things, James continues to defend his views on Mike Stenhouse (he's done a bit of rethinking on Brad Komminsk and Doug Frobel). And there's this:

[W]hat do you think of the prospects of using play-by-play analysis to differentiate players' defensive skills? Is it possible to draw a meaningful separation between data and noise at the play-by-play level?

Yes, it is possible. But ... this is among my primary projects right now, and I don't want to talk about the sauce while it's still in the skillet.

Sounds like some new defensive measures are on their way . . .

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I wonder if the measurement will be made public though. I would think the Red Sox would want ownership of any new measurements James comes up with.

Posted by: jon tenney at June 20, 2003 1:00 PM
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